STANDOFF Nigel Vagana will be available for the Tri-Nations final should the Kiwis make it and he could yet partner Stacey Jones in the halves, with the Kiwi halfback set to extend his international comeback against France on Saturday morning.
BRIAN Nobles Great Britain team will go into next Saturday's Tri-Nations clash against Australia completely aware of what is required to reach the final - either a three-point win or a two-point victory, scoring 48 points or more.
Any other result will mean that Australia and New Zealand will meet at Elland Road on November 26.
NEW Zealand had only to lose yesterday's Tri-Nations match against Great Britain by less than 23 points to make the final.
KANGAROOS captain Danny Buderus has declared it's "game on" for Saturday night's Tri-Nations rugby league match against Great Britain after the hosts' convincing win over the Kiwis.
PAUL Wellens is the second Great Britain player following scrum-half Paul Deacon to be ruled out for the rest of the Gillette Tri-Nations, leaving his side without a specialist full-back to face Australia at Hull on Saturday.
FORMER Kiwi Henry Paul is set to make a surprise return to rugby league after failing to make an impact in rugby with England and falling out with his club side, Gloucester, it was reported yesterday.
FORMER Great Britain captain Ellery Hanley will be inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame this week, as part of four new members.
Hanley, who also went on to coach Great Britain, will join Eric Ashton, Martin Hodgson and the late Dougie Clark in entering the Hall of Fame.
WARRIORS CEO Wayne Scurrah has announced skills coach Kevin Campion will leave the club at the end of the year.
FORMER Queensland Origin halfback Adrian Lam has accepted the role of assistant coach at the Cronulla Sharks.
SOUTH Sydney supporter Andrew Denton has urged club officials to embrace the latest proposal from Peter Holmes a Court and Russell Crowe, warning that the NRL club won't survive without change.